Denmark men's national ice hockey team


Denmark men's national ice hockey team
Denmark
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Danish Lions
Association Danmarks Ishockey Union
General Manager Denmark Kim Pedersen
Head coach Sweden Per Bäckman
Assistants Sweden Tomas Jonsson
Sweden Stefan Lahde
Captain Jesper Damgaard
Most games Jesper Damgaard (256)
Most points Jens Nielsen (241)
IIHF code DEN
IIHF ranking 13
Highest IIHF ranking 12 (2007)
Lowest IIHF ranking 14 (first in 2003)
Denmark national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
First international
 Canada 47 - 0 Denmark 
(Stockholm, Sweden; February 12, 1949)
Biggest win
 Denmark 27 - 4 Belgium 
(Copenhagen, Denmark; March 18, 1977)
Biggest defeat
 Canada 47 - 0 Denmark 
(Stockholm, Sweden; February 12, 1949)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 43 (first in 1949)
Best result 8th (2010)
International record (W–L–T)
253-339-55

The Danish men's national hockey team is the national ice hockey team for Denmark. The team is controlled by Danmarks Ishockey Union. As of 2007 the Danish team was ranked 12th in the IIHF World Rankings. After not qualifying for a world championship since 1949, Denmark surprised many in 2003 by finishing in 11th place, including a tie game against that year's champions Canada.[1] Denmark currently has 4,255 players (0.07% of its population). Their coach is Swede Per Bäckman, who replaced Canadian Mike Sirant who was fired after the team finished in 12th place at the 2008 World Championships. Denmark once held the record for the largest loss when they were defeated by Canada in 1949, 47 - 0, only being surpassed by New Zealand who were defeated by Australia 58 - 0 in 1987.

In 2003, Denmark was back in the elite pool of the IIHF World Championships after 54 years. The Danish national hockey team scored two historic, unexpected upsets in Tampere, Finland, defeating the United States 5-2 on April 26, 2003 and tied Canada 2-2 six days later on May 2, 2003. Denmark has remained in the top division ever since. At the 2010 World Championships Denmark finished 8th place, which is their best ever placing to date.

Contents

2010 World Championship team

# Name Pos Club
1 Patrick Galbraith G Sweden Björklöven
3 Philip Larsen D United States Dallas Stars
4 Mads Bodker D Sweden Rögle BK
5 Daniel Nielsen D Denmark Herning Blue Fox
6 Stefan Lassen D Sweden Leksands IF
7 Jesper Damgaard D Sweden Malmö Redhawks
9 Kasper Degn F Germany Bietigheim-Bissingen
12 Alexander Sundberg F Denmark Hvidovre
19 Kim Staal F Sweden Malmö Redhawks
21 Thor Dresler F Denmark Herning Blue Fox
23 Kim Lykkeskov F Denmark SønderjyskE
27 Mads Christensen D Denmark Frederikshavn White Hawks
29 Morten Madsen F Sweden MODO
30 Frederik Andersen G Denmark Frederikshavn White Hawks
33 Julian Jakobsen F Sweden Södertälje
40 Jesper Duus D Denmark Rødovre Mighty Bulls
44 Nichlas Hardt F Sweden Malmö Redhawks
51 Frans Nielsen F United States NY Islanders
60 Mads Christensen D Germany Iserlohn Roosters
61 Lars Eller F Canada Montreal Canadiens
84 Peter Hirsch G United Kingdom Coventry Blaze
93 Peter Regin F Canada Ottawa Senators

Current top players

Olympic record

World Championship record

  • 1930-1948: Did not participate
  • 1949- Finished in 10th place
  • 1950-1961: Did not participate
  • 1962- Finished in 14th place (6th in "Pool B")
  • 1963- Finished in 18th place (3rd in "Pool C")
  • 1965- Did not participate
  • 1966- Finished in 18th place (2nd in "Pool C")
  • 1967- Finished in 19th place (3rd in "Pool C")
  • 1969- Finished in 20th place (6th in "Pool C")
  • 1970- Finished in 19th place (5th in "Pool C")
  • 1971- Finished in 20th place (6th in "Pool C")
  • 1972- Finished in 20th place (7th in "Pool C")
  • 1973- Finished in 21st place (7th in "Pool C")
  • 1974- Did not participate
  • 1975- Finished in 20th place (6th in "Pool C")
  • 1976- Finished in 20th place (4th in "Pool C")
  • 1977- Finished in 19th place (2nd in "Pool C")
  • 1978- Finished in 19th place (3rd in "Pool C")
  • 1979- Finished in 16th place (8th in "Pool B")
  • 1981- Finished in 20th place (4th in "Pool C")
  • 1982- Finished in 19th place (3rd in "Pool C")
  • 1983- Finished in 20th place (4th in "Pool C")
  • 1985- Finished in 21st place (5th in "Pool C")
  • 1986- Finished in 21st place (5th in "Pool C")
  • 1987- Finished in 18th place (2nd in "Pool C")
  • 1989- Finished in 16th place (8th in "Pool B")
  • 1990- Finished in 18th place (2nd in "Pool C")
  • 1991- Finished in 17th place (Won "Pool C")
  • 1992- Finished in 16th place (4th in "Pool B")
  • 1993- Finished in 16th place (4th in "Pool B")
  • 1994- Finished in 17th place (5th in "Pool B")
  • 1995- Finished in 17th place (5th in "Pool B")
  • 1996- Finished in 18th place (6th in "Pool B")
  • 1997- Finished in 20th place (8th in "Pool B")
  • 1998- Finished in 20th place (4th in "Pool B")
  • 1999- Finished in 17th place (Won "Pool B")
  • 2000- Finished in 21st place (5th in "Pool B")
  • 2001- Finished in 22nd place (3rd in "Division I, Group A")
  • 2002- Finished in 18th place (Won "Division I, Group B")
  • 2003- Finished in 11th place
  • 2004- Finished in 12th place
  • 2005- Finished in 14th place
  • 2006- Finished in 13th place
  • 2007- Finished in 10th place
  • 2008- Finished in 12th place
  • 2009- Finished in 13th place
  • 2010- Finished in 8th place
  • 2011- Finished in 11th place

All-time Record against other nations

As of May 23, 2010

Team GP W T L GF GA
 Netherlands 55 31 6 18 244 181
 Hungary 58 23 4 31 207 263
 Bulgaria 31 18 2 11 133 87
 France 53 16 5 32 144 207
 Norway 48 15 6 27 118 199
 Belgium 13 12 0 1 177 31
 Great Britain 24 11 4 9 110 86
 Italy 25 10 3 12 81 110
 Romania 20 10 1 9 77 79
 Japan 30 10 1 19 95 143
 Slovenia 17 9 3 5 65 48
 Yugoslavia 19 8 4 7 71 73
 Poland 27 8 3 16 82 117
 China 16 8 2 6 86 52
 North Korea 7 7 0 0 50 12
 Spain 6 6 0 0 42 8
 Estonia 9 5 3 1 34 25
 South Korea 4 4 0 0 50 4
 Germany 12 4 0 9 29 44
 Belarus 9 3 2 5 16 32
 Austria 22 3 1 18 46 121
 Croatia 3 3 0 0 24 4
 Kazakhstan 5 3 0 2 16 15
 Ukraine 9 2 2 5 19 27
 South Africa 2 2 0 0 15 2
 Latvia 14 2 0 12 33 66
 Lithuania 1 1 0 0 8 1
 Australia 2 1 0 1 10 7
 United States 5 3 0 3 11 16
 Canada 4 0 1 3 6 56
 Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 2 10
 Russia 4 0 0 5 6 31
 Slovakia 7 2 0 6 18 41
 Sweden 7 0 0 9 11 46
 Finland 8 2 0 7 11 44
 East Germany 10 0 0 10 21 76
 Switzerland 17 0 0 17 26 89

References

  1. ^ IIHF Article
  2. ^ [1] IIHF World Championship MEN - Denmark Team Roster. Retrieved May 10, 2008.

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